So here we are, a world in turmoil swimming in an endless cycle of repetitive bs.
So how does the the term "spiritual" fit into any of the absolute nonsense that we all encounter daily? Well, first dump the term spiritual and all the foolish ties that the word has to it.
Free the word from all the associated bullshit and allow yourself to look at the very essence of the word itself. "Spiritual" pursuits do not need to be connected to all the historical abuses of religion or the past energy of countless wars fought ( by misguided minds) in the name of some unknown power that represents "love".
Spiritual work is "inward" work, reflective work based on ones own thoughts and related actions based on those thoughts. Over the years, the energy of this introspective act has been shit on by whackjob after whackjob co-opting the term spiritual and reducing the effectiveness of ones self discovery by relating a one on one "cosmic" connection of a persons idea of self to the endless clusterfuck that the the practice of religion has caused on this planet.
The self is the key, not selfish... the self.
Looking at the self is not a religion, it is a discovery of who you are , it goes way beyond religion.
Understanding your place on Earth/In the Cosmos is not a religion or a cult, it is the process of true enlightenment. That enlightenment may bring you to the understanding that " That is it when you die, you die, bye bye, that is all folks" or you may wind up seeing yourself changing to a being of energy and ascending to a higher plane of existence as your body energy shifts in a new realm.
The wonderful thing about both concepts is who gives a shit what anyone else thinks? When you find a discovery about yourself it is your discovery! enjoy it! Now is either of those concepts correct?
We will all find out one day.
Now that is some deep spiritual shit huh?
Brian Collins " The Rabid Monk"